August 31, 2006

Around Wisconsin

Jazz, Blues, Brews and Art Festivals
Among the best signs that fall is coming are the shorter days, the changing weather, and so many food, art and music festivals that it's hard to decide which ones to visit! Here we present some great destinations for you from all Around Wisconsin! Remember to visit Wistravel.com to find even more Wisconsin events.

Nature Valley Grand Prix
Berghoff Blues Fest, Monroe, WI


Shawano Fair | Taste Of Madison | Kettle Moraine Jazz Fest | Indian Summer

Wausau Festival of Arts | Paramount Blues Fest | Wo-Zha-Wa| Berghoff Blues Fest

Shawano County Fair

Nature Valley Grand Prix

August 31-September 04 Shawano

Family Fun with Midway rides, exhibits, pig wrestling, stock car races, demo derby, Hershey's Baking Contest, and an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales. Also free entertainment and Polka Bands. 990 East Green Bay Street. Event starts at 8AM and ends at 12PM.

For more information call (866) 715-6532

Taste Of Madison

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 02-03 Madison
The Taste of Madison is the flagship event of Madison Festivals, Inc. Held each year over Labor Day weekend on Madison's famed Capitol Square, the event showcases more than 60 local restaurants, 16 beverage stands and 4 entertainment stages. The events will run from 2:30PM-8PM on Saturday and from 11AM-6PM on Sunday. There is no charge for admission or for entertainment. Restaurant vendors will be selling various items from their establishments priced between $1 and $4.

For more information call (608) 276-9797 x10

The Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 08-09 West Bend
Wisconsin's finest music festival, the Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival features international jazz musicians and vocalists in an outdoor setting under a spacious tent surrounded by rolling hills and rustling trees. In addition to the arts market, the Festival Store sells logo merchandise, including hats, polo shirts, sweatshirts, CD jackets and more. Plus, the entertainers sell their CDs, and, if time allows, sign autographs at the conclusion of their performance. Rain or shine.

For more information call (877) 271-6903

Indian Summer Festival

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 08-10 Milwaukee
Join us at the 20th anniversary Indian Summer Festival at Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront. We celebrate the rich American Indian heritage with authentic tribal villages, storytellers, handcrafts, dance troupes, and lacrosse. Other highlights include a full competition Pow Wow with the must see grand entry of dancers, the spectacular fireworks display on Friday and Saturday, highly acclaimed food, and Friday's Education Day.

For more information call (414) 604-1000

Wausau Festival of Arts

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 08-10 Wausau
The Wausau Festival of Arts, Central Wisconsin’s premier celebration of the arts, will be held at 3rd Street Pedestrian Mall in Downtown Wausau on September 8-10, 2006. Each year, the free celebration of the arts decorates downtown with exceptional artwork, entertainment and children's activities. Patrons can purchase artwork in a variety of styles and prices from over 120 professional artists from Wisconsin and all over the country.

For more information call (715) 842-1676

39th Annual Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival

Wo-Zha-Wa Fall Festival

September 15-17 Wisconsin Dells
This will be the 39th year Wisconsin Dells has been welcoming the fall season with the annual Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival. A festive celebration of autumn, Wo-Zha-Wa Days is filled with free family activities, including an arts and crafts fair, antique flea market, Maxwell Street Days, live entertainment and a 100-unit parade. Visitors are also invited to participate in a street carnival with refreshment concessions and the Wo-Zha-Wa Run. All activities take place throughout downtown Wisconsin Dells and Bowman Park.

For more information call (800) 223-3557

Berghoff & Blues Festival

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 15-16 Monroe
Hot blues artists, cold beer and warm Indian summer days - they all come together every September at the Berghoff & Blues Festival, held in Monroe, Wisconsin. This annual celebration of great American music, being held this year at the Joseph Huber Brewery, features some of the best of today's blues artists, good food and great beer. The Monroe Lions Club sponsors the event, with support from Berghoff Beer, brewed by the Joseph Huber Brewing Company.

Friday, September 15, 2006: 6:30PM-Westide Andy/Mel Ford Band. Saturday, September 16, 2006: 1PM-The Andrew Gelles Band, 3:45PM-Alex Wilson, 7PM-The Crashers.

For more information call (608) 325-3191

Inaugural Paramount Blues Festival

Nature Valley Grand Prix

September 23 Grafton
The 1st Annual Paramount Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Lime Kiln Park. Local and National acts will come together for a day of music and celebration. Historians and lecturers will be on hand to discuss Paramount Records history in Grafton, WI. Alex van der Tuuk - Author of "Paramount's Rise and Fall" will be on hand signing his book (books will be on sale at the festival). Workshops will be presented in Guitar and Harmonica. You will hear many styles of blues....you pick your favorite! We are certain to have something for everyone!

For more information call (262) 208-6288

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